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THE EIGHTH, IT'S

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3 0 4.

[CALL TO ORDER]

AND I SEE THAT WE HAVE A QUORUM MEMBERS, UM, IN THE ROOM, IN PERSON INCLUDE, UH, COMMISSIONER JEREMY HENDRICKS, VICE CHAIR, WENDY TODD, COMMISSIONER SCOTT MA.

MADLA.

MADO , SORRY.

COMMISSIONER BACCA BROCK.

MYSELF, EUGENE SEPULVEDA, THE CHAIR.

UM, LINE.

WE HAVE COMMISSIONER RAYMOND YOUNG, AND COMMISSIONER JONATHAN C**N.

AM I MISSING ANYONE ONLINE? OKAY.

IF NOT, UH, WE HAVE PUBLIC

[PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL (Part 1 of 2)]

COMMUNICATION.

AND, UH, FIRST UP IS TO TOPFER AVILA, WHO IS, UM, VIRTUAL, AND WE WILL HAVE AN INTERPRETER, ASSIGNED.

INTERPRETER.

WE'RE GONNA BE DISCUSSING A PASSENGER EXPERIENCE WITH THE TSA AT THE BARBARA JORDAN TERMINAL.

TOUGHER.

WELL, I, I NEED, YEAH, I'M READY.

YES.

THAT'S OKAY.

WILL, CAN YOU TURN ON THAT MIC? YOU WANNA LET TOUGHER KNOW TO GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

HE'S TELLING ME THAT HE WANTS ME TO PULL OUT THE SCRIPT THAT HE JUST SENT ME, AND HE WANTS ME TO READ THE SCRIPT.

OKAY.

HOLD ON.

MY NAME IS GOFER.

I'VE LIVED IN DALLAS POST MY LIFE.

I MOVED TO AUSTIN LAST YEAR.

I TAKE PRIDE IN BEING IN TEXAN, AND I LOVE AUSTIN.

IT'S ONE OF THE MOST FRIENDLIEST TOWNS OR DEAF PEOPLE THROUGHOUT TEXAS.

THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEATH IS LOCATED IN AUSTIN OFF SOUTH CON.

THERE'S SEVERAL BUSINESSES THAT ARE OWNED BY DEAF INDIVIDUALS THROUGHOUT AUSTIN.

UM, THERE'S SEVERAL ARTISTS WHO ARE INVOLVED IN MARKET DAY EVERY MONTH.

YOU KNOW, I WOULD LOVE TO SAY THAT I'M SO PROUD OF OUR AIRPORT AT TSA.

UNFORTUNATELY, ON DECEMBER 3RD, 20, 20 30, I JUST FLEW FROM DAWSON AIRPORT AND I JUST HAD MY NAME CHANGE.

LEGALLY.

I WAS STOPPED AT THE FIRST CSA AGENT HOWARD.

HE SAID NOT TO ANYBODY PUT ME ASIDE.

HE HAD AN INDEX FINGER UP INDICATING HE TOLD ME TO WAIT.

I DO NOT KNOW WHY.

I WAITED FOR 15 MINUTES.

HOWARD WENT ON BREAK.

THE NEXT TSA AGENT, NERI.

I TRIED TO ASK THE SECONDARY AGENT TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME, AND SO HE SAID, WE'LL, LOOK FOR SOME PAPERS AND TRY TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME.

AND HE MENTIONED THAT HIS SUPERVISOR WAS COMING, AND I INQUIRED AS TO WHY, WHAT WAS GOING ON.

HE TOLD ME TO WAIT.

SO I WAITED.

ANOTHER 15 MINUTES WENT BY BEFORE THE SUPERVISOR CAME IN AND LOOKED OVER MY DOCUMENTS.

I HAD ONE FORM OF GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT.

I HAD A US CITIZENSHIP.

I HAD MY DRIVER'S LICENSE, A TEMPORARY PERMIT.

AND, HANG ON, I'M, I'M GONNA PAUSE BECAUSE I SEE THAT SOME PEOPLE IN LINE CANNOT HEAR JACKSON.

UM, UH, COMMISSIONER C**N IS SAYING THAT HE CANNOT HEAR.

OKAY.

UM, WE'LL, JUST, THAT'S WHAT I WAS GONNA, JONATHAN, WERE YOU ABLE TO HEAR FROM AT THE BEGINNING NOT ABLE TO HEAR ME.

WILL IT BE BETTER KEEP THIS MICROPHONE? YES.

WELL, NOW IF JOHNNA, IF JONATHAN CAN'T HEAR ME, THAT MICROPHONE'S NOT GONNA HELP.

JONATHAN, RAYMOND, VICKY, CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME? RAYMOND, CAN VICKY, CAN YOU HEAR US? JUST LANE CAN WERE Y'ALL ABLE TO HEAR THE INTERPRETER? UH, JOHNATH.

OH, JUST SLIGHTLY.

LET'S, LET'S TRY IT WITH THIS OTHER MIC.

AND,

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BUT JONATHAN, SOMETHING ELSE IS GOING ON WITH YOU.

WITH YOURS, I BELIEVE.

ALL RIGHT, I'LL TRY THIS WAY.

IS THAT BETTER? YES.

OKAY.

CHAIRING FOR MY MIC.

I, I CAN ACTUALLY HEAR CORRECTLY.

JUST LONNIE, CAN YOU HEAR, CAN YOU HEAR WHILE, OKAY.

I'M GOING TO TEXT JONATHAN AND SUGGEST HE SIGN OFF AND SIGN ON.

OKAY.

GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

MR. TO IS ASKING, WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO START ALL OVER AGAIN OR JUST PICK UP WHERE I LEFT OFF? RAYMOND, JUST LANE.

DO Y'ALL NEED TO START O OVER AGAIN? NO, PICK UP.

OKAY.

PICK UP WHERE WE'RE AT.

OKAY.

SO THE 15 MINUTES TURNED INTO 25 MINUTES BEFORE THE SUPERVISOR CAME IN WHO LOOKED OVER MY DOCUMENTATION.

AND I HAD AT LEAST ONE GOVERNMENT ID.

I HAD A SOCIAL SECURITY CARD.

I HAD A TEMPORARY PERMIT, MY OLD DRIVER'S LICENSE.

UM, I HAD AN OFFICIAL STAMPED COPY OF A NAME CHANGE FROM THE LOCAL TRAVIS COUNTY COURT.

THE SUPERVISOR ALLOWED ME TO PASS THROUGH, AND THEN IMMEDIATELY AS I WALKED THROUGH, THEY TOOK MY BACKPACK, MY PHONE, AND EVERYTHING AWAY FROM ME.

AND SO I WAS CONFUSED.

AND SO I STOOD THERE, I TRIED TO COMMUNICATE WITH THEM AGAIN AND AGAIN.

THEY PUT THEIR FINGER IN MY FACE.

THERE WAS NO ATTEMPT TO COMMUNICATE OR EXPLAIN WHAT WAS GOING ON.

SO 25 MINUTES TURNED INTO AN HOUR OF WAITING AND WAITING AND WAITING.

AND I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY.

THEY HAD TAKEN EVERYTHING FROM ME.

I NEEDED MY PHONE TO COMMUNICATE.

AND WHEN I SAID PHONE, PHONE, PHONE, ALL THEY DID WAS SHAKE THEIR HEAD, NO.

THEN ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL WHO DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON HANDED ME HIS PHONE, CUZ I ASKED THEM TO USE IT.

THE GUARD CAME OVER AND SAID SOMETHING.

THE PERSON LEFT.

AND AGAIN, I WAS STUCK WITH NOT KNOWING WHAT WAS GOING ON.

AFTER AN HOUR, THE SUPERVISOR GAVE ME EVERYTHING BACK AND I SAID, WHAT HAPPENED? WHAT WAS GOING ON? AND HE WROTE POLICY.

AND I WAS LIKE, WAIT, WAIT, WHAT? YOU COULD HAVE EXPLAINED SOMETHING AT THE BEGINNING, BUT YOU DIDN'T.

YOU JUST NEGLECTED ME AND YOU LEFT ME STANDING HERE.

AND SO I SAID, I WANNA FILE A COMPLAINT.

AND THEY GAVE ME A LITTLE CARD, LIKE A COMMENT CARD, AND I SAID, NO, NO, NO, NO.

I NEED TO FILE A FORMAL COMPLAINT, NOT JUST A COMMENT.

AND HE JUST KIND OF SHRUGGED ME OFF.

YOU KNOW, I HAVE NEVER HAD ANY TYPE OF ISSUE BEFORE.

I, THERE WAS NO RESPECT, THERE WAS NO DIGNITY, THERE WAS NOTHING, NO ATTEMPT TO COMMUNICATE OR ANYTHING WITH ME.

THEY DIDN'T EVEN TREAT ME LIKE AN INDIVIDUAL OR A HUMAN.

AND SO THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

THERE WAS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO SAID THAT, YOU KNOW, I COULD TALK TO SOMEBODY WITH TSA, BUT AGAIN, THEY WERE VERY NEGLECTFUL AND SHRUGGED IT OFF.

I JUST WANNA ENSURE THAT THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN FOR ANY DEAF PERSON OR ANY INDIVIDUAL.

AND THOSE ARE MY COMMENTS.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.

WOULD YOU, UM, PLEASE TELL TOPER THAT, UH, THAT WE APPRECIATE HIS FOLLOWING UP AND THAT, UH, PLEASE STAY ONLINE.

WE WILL BE ADDRESSING THIS IN AT THE TOP OF THE AGENDA.

AND THAT HELLO FROM EUGENE? HE SAID HELLO.

HELLO.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

WE'RE GONNA DO THE, DO WE HAVE ANOTHER CITIZEN'S COMMUNICATION? AMY? UM, I DO NOT HAVE ANYBODY ON THE LINE.

I DO HAVE MS. LAUREN.

I HERE.

OKAY.

LAUREN, DO YOU HAVE, OKAY.

AND TOPHER, WE WILL BE COMING BACK TO YOU TO THIS CHAIR.

CHAIR.

IF WE HAVE, UM, WOULD, WOULD THIS, UM, WOULD THE INTERPRETER BE ABLE TO INTERPRET, UM, THE OTHER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION FOR THE, THE, FOR THE, UM, OTHER, FOR, FOR TO MR. TOPER WHO'S VISITING AS WELL WHILE YOU'RE HERE, PLEASE.

ON CAMERA, PLEASE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

HELLO, MS. ICE.

WELCOME.

PLEASE HAVE A SEAT.

JUST, UM, TURN, HIT THE MIC.

TURN IT ON.

YOU'VE GOT THREE MINUTES.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

I AM HERE TO SPEAK ON, MY NAME IS LAUREN ICE.

I WAS HERE AT LAST MONTH'S AGENDA MEETING, AND I, UM, WAS HERE TO FOLLOW UP BECAUSE ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT I ASKED FOR Y'ALL TO PUT ON YOUR MEETING WAS ABOUT THE PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUEST.

UM, AND SO I'M

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HERE SPEAKING ON THAT ITEM AND SPECIFICALLY, AND, UM, I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR PUTTING THAT ON YOUR AGENDA AND, UM, MAKING THAT A PUBLIC DISCUSSION SO FOLKS COULD FOLLOW ALONG.

AND I JUST WANTED TO REALLY BE AVAILABLE AS A RESOURCE BECAUSE WE, WE DID GET A LOT OF INFORMATION, UM, SINCE I WAS HERE LAST TIME FROM THE CITY, BUT IT'S A LOT OF INFORMATION, SO I HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK THROUGH IT YET.

IT'S LIKE, IT'S LIKE MORE THAN 10,000 PAGES.

UM, SO I JUST WANTED TO BE HERE TO PROVIDE THAT UPDATE THAT, THAT WE DID GET THE, IN THE INFORMATION, BUT I HAVEN'T LOOKED AT IT YET.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO COME BACK ONCE I HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO REVIEW IT AND PROVIDE A MORE SUBSTANTIVE, UM, UPDATE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE ANY CONCERNS, UM, OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

SO, AND I'M HERE FOR QUESTIONS AS AS AS THE ITEM COMES UP.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

AND PLEASE DO COME BACK WHEN YOU HAVE AN ANALYSIS OF THAT.

I'M GOING TO, UM, CHANGE THE ORDER OF ITEMS. I'M GONNA MOVE DISCUSSION

[3. Discussion of Passenger Experience with TSA at AUS presented by AAC Chairperson, Eugene Sepulveda.]

OF THE PASSENGER EXPERIENCE WITH TSA UP SINCE WE'VE GOT MR. AVALA ON ONLINE.

YEAH, I'LL BRING THAT RIGHT AFTER.

AND SO JUST LANE, UM, IS HERE WITH US.

I SAW, UM, MR. AVILA'S TWEET ABOUT THIS ONLINE ON DECEMBER THE FOURTH.

AND ARE OUR ONLINE, UM, PERSONNEL THAT HANDLED THE, THE TWITTER ACCOUNT FOR THE, FOR THE AIRPORT RESPONDED TO HIM AND SAID, YOU KNOW, SORRY YOU HAD THIS, THIS INCIDENT.

PLEASE CALL OR WRITE TO THE TSA.

IT'S NOT OUR RESPONSIBILITY.

I, UM, I WISH WE WOULD HAVE EMBRACED, UM, THE SITUATION OURSELVES FURTHER.

AND, AND SO IMMEDIATELY I WROTE TO THE STAFF AND INCLUDING JUST LANE WHO WROTE ME BACK ON THE FIFTH AND JUST LANE, I KNOW YOU'VE HAD A COUPLE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE TSA ABOUT THIS MATTER.

UM, WE, WE GOT A RESPONSE BACK.

IT WAS INADEQUATE.

WE WENT BACK TO THEM.

SO CAN YOU BRIEF US ON THE CONVERSA CONVERSATIONS WITH TSA SINCE? YES.

UH, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU VERY WELL.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES.

GI BADAWI, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER.

FIRST OF ALL, I WOULD LIKE TO START BY THANKING MR. AVALA FOR SHARING YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH US.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO ALSO TO APOLOGIZE ON BEHALF OF TSA FOR YOUR NEGATIVE EXPERIENCE AT OUR AIRPORT TO TAKE EVERY EXPERIENCE SERIOUSLY.

AND WE REALLY APOLOGIZE FOR, UH, THE EXPERIENCE THAT YOU HAD.

I KNOW YOU HAD OTHER POSITIVE EXPERIENCE, BUT WE WANT EVERY EXPERIENCE TO BE POSITIVE EXPERIENCE.

AS SOON AS WE RECEIVED THE, YOUR, YOUR COMMENT THAT YOU SHARED WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA, OUR P I O TEAM SHARED THAT WITH TSA.

AND ALSO MR. UH, SIP SHARED THAT WITH ME.

I IMMEDIATELY DISCUSSED YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH TSA LEADERSHIP.

THEY DID GO AHEAD AND REVIEW THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDED AND IMMEDIATELY, UH, IMPLEMENTED CHANGES TO THEIR PROCESS.

AND I KNOW THAT YOU RECEIVED THE FIRST COMMUNICATION FROM TSA THROUGH THEIR, UH, MANAGER OVER CUSTOMER RELATIONS.

AND WE DID NOT MEAN THAT THAT RESPONSE WAS APPROPRIATE.

SO WE WENT TO THE HEAD OF TSA AND ADDRESSED THAT.

AND BASED ON YOUR FEEDBACK, WHICH WE REALLY APPRECIATE THAT YOU SHARED WITH US, THEY IMPLEMENTED CHANGES TO THEIR PROCESSES TO ENSURE THAT ALL OUR CUSTOMERS THAT NEED ASSISTANCE AT THE CHECKPOINT, THEY GO THROUGH THE CHECKPOINT WITHOUT DELAYS.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO SHARE SOME OF THE CHANGES THAT THEY MADE.

THEY ISSUED A PRESS RELEASE ABOUT THEIR CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAM, AND THAT'S, PRESS RELEASE WAS SHARED WITH ALL AIRPORTS EMPLOYEES.

THEY ALSO SHARED THE TSA CARE BUSINESS CARD WITH THE AIRLINE TICKET COUNTERS AND ALL THE AIRLINE MANAGERS TO ENSURE THAT AIRLINE STAFF SHARED THE INFORMATION WITH THE CUSTOMERS THAT MIGHT NEED ASSISTANCE GOING THROUGH THE CHECKPOINTS.

AND AS FAR AS THE AIRPORT IS CONCERNED, WE SHARED THE PRESS RELEASE THAT TSA ISSUED WITH OUR CUSTOMERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA, ON THE NEWSLETTERS, AND ALSO WITH OUR AIRPORT STAFF TO ENSURE FOR THEIR OWN AWARENESS AND ENSURE THAT THEY'RE AWARE OF THE CUSTOMER CARE PROGRAM.

AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE WERE ADDED TO OUR WEBSITE, AND WE WILL CONTINUE SHARING ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENSURE THAT THE CUSTOMERS ARE AWARE OF THE PROGRAMS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO THEM.

AND ADDITIONALLY, T S TSA HAVE PASSENGER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS AS EVERY CHECKPOINT WHO RECEIVE SPECIAL TRAINING TO PROVIDE CARE FOR THE CUSTOMERS.

SO ALL THIS INFORMATION WAS, WAS, UH, REITERATED WITH TSA AND THEY LOOKED INTO THE PROCESSES AND ALSO PROVIDED ADDITIONAL TRAINING.

THANK YOU.

JUST LANE, UM,

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TOFOR, YOU'RE, YOU'RE NOTIFYING AS OF THIS ISSUE MADE A REALLY BIG DIFFERENCE.

AND THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

IF YOU OR ANYONE THAT YOU KNOW ENCOUNTERS DIFFICULTIES, PLEASE LET US KNOW SO WE CAN FURTHER ADDRESS THE SYSTEM.

ALL RIGHT, I'M GONNA MOVE ON.

UM, WE HAVE A

[PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL (Part 2 of 2)]

LATE REGISTRATION FOR CITY C CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

IT'S KIND OF OUTSIDE THE PARAMETERS OF HOW WE'RE SUPPOSED TO ACCEPT, BUT SINCE SHE'S HERE, UM, VALERIE MENARD, YOU WANTED TO MAKE A COMMENT ABOUT OPEN HOUSE.

YOU'VE GOT THREE MINUTES.

IF YOU'LL COME UP TO ONE OF THE MICS RIGHT THERE WOULD BE GREAT.

PUSH THE BUTTON.

OKAY.

AM I ON? YES, I CAN HEAR ME.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ACCEPTING MY LATE, UH, ARRIVAL.

YEAH, I JUST WONDERED, I'M HERE.

MY NAME IS VALERIE MENARD.

I'M HERE WITH BETTE, UH, PEOPLE ORGANIZED IN DEFENSE OF THE EARTH AND HER RESOURCES, WHICH I'M SURE Y'ALL ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH, UM, AN ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE GROUP, UM, UH, FOUNDED IN 1991, AND SO WE WERE INVITED TO THE OPEN HOUSE.

SO THANK YOU ALL FOR THAT.

UM, THAT'S, THAT'S A REALLY IMPORTANT EVENT.

I THINK IT WAS A VERY SUCCESSFUL EVENT, UM, AND VERY INFORMATIVE, BUT I'M HERE TODAY.

SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES COULD MAKE IT.

SO I'VE GOT THREE POINTS THAT WE JUST WANTED TO SUBMIT TO Y'ALL FOR CONSIDERATION AS RECOMMENDATIONS AS YOU'RE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE EXPANSION, THANKS TO CONSIDER.

UM, AND IF Y'ALL RECOMMEND IT, THAT MAYBE THE COUNCIL WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH IT AS WELL.

SO, COUPLE THINGS WE NOTICED AT THE OPEN HOUSE, UM, WHEN, FOR EVS AND THE EV PARKING, I'D LIKE Y'ALL TO CONSIDER, UM, HAVING FREE CHARGING, NOT FREE PARKING, EVERYONE HAS TO PAY FOR PARKING.

BUT, UM, IT SEEMS TO BE A DOUBLE, A DOUBLE HIT FOR EV DRIVERS.

AND IF YOU'RE, OR OWNERS, AND IF YOU'RE GOING TO ENCOURAGE, UM, EV USE, IT'D BE NICE.

I THINK THAT ACTUALLY CITY HALL SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT INITIALLY.

IF WE'RE ONE OF TWO MODEL CITIES LIKE PORTLAND OR SEATTLE, THAT THEY, THEY HAVE DONE THAT THE CITY HAS SUBSIDIZED PARK CHARGING, NOT PARKING, BUT CHARGING FEES, UH, TO ENCOURAGE EV USE.

SO WITH THE NEW PARKING, I'D LIKE Y'ALL TO CONSIDER MAYBE, UH, UH, RECOMMENDING THAT TO COUNCIL.

UM, REGARDING THE TANK FARM, AS Y'ALL KNOW, THAT WAS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE SUPPORTED.

UM, WE HAD BEEN THROUGH TANK FARMS, UM, IN 91.

AND SO WE'RE, WE'RE VERY SAD TO SEE THAT, UH, TANK FARMS HAVE RETURNED.

AND THIS ONE IS ONLY 450 FEET FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO WHILE WE CAN'T STOP IT NOW, WHAT WE WANT Y'ALL TO CONSIDER AND TO, TO RECOMMEND IS THAT ANY FUTURE EXPANSION.

CUZ I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE WILL BE FOUR TANK FARM TANK CONTAINERS AT THE CURRENT LOCATION.

IF THERE'S ANY MORE EXPANSION OF THAT, ANY MORE FUTURE TANK FARMS TO BE PLACED, IF YOU ALL WILL CONSIDER, I KNOW THAT THERE WERE OTHER SITES THAT COULD HAVE BEEN CHOSEN THAT WERE NOT SO CLOSE TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

SO IF YOU AREN'T GONNA CONTINUE TO EXPAND TANK FARMS AT THE AIRPORT TO PLEASE CONSIDER LOCATIONS THAT ARE FURTHER AWAY, UM, AT MUCH FURTHER AWAY FROM ANY COM COMMUNITIES OR NEIGHBORHOODS.

AND THEN FINALLY, WE ARE PART OF A SOLAR EQUITY.

WE HAVE A SOLAR EQUITY PROGRAM, SO WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE THAT THERE'RE GONNA BE SOME SOLAR ARRAYS, UM, AT THE NEW, UM, UH, THE EXPANDED, UH, AS PART OF THE EXPANSION.

SO WE JUST WANTED TO, UM, SEE IF THE, IF THERE'S A WAY, OR WE WE'RE TRYING TO FIND OUT, UM, IF THAT ARRAY IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE ENERGY TO THE NEIGHBORHOODS NEARBY.

SO WE'D LIKE TO CONTINUE THAT CONVERSATION WITH Y'ALL TO MAKE SURE THAT, THAT, IF THAT'S POSSIBLE, TO DO THAT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, MS. BERNARD.

THANK YOU.

UM, I, I'M JUST GONNA CALL TO YOUR ATTENTION.

WE'VE GOT IN OUR PACKAGE TODAY, UM, TWO EMAILS FROM, FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE COUNCIL.

ONE OF 'EM IS NOTING THAT THE AUSTIN AIRPORT IS COMMITTED TO LIMITING THE CURRENT EXPANSION OF THE NEW JET FUEL STORAGE FACILITY TO TWO STORAGE TANKS AT THE NEW FACILITY.

UNLESS AND UNTIL FURTHER AUTHORIZED BY THE COUNCIL, ANY ADDITIONAL EXPANSION OF THE JET A FUEL STORAGE FACILITY WILL REQUIRE A NEW ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND WILL INCLU INCLUDE ROBUST COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PARTICIPATION BY THE AIRPORT GREEN TEAM.

WONDERFUL.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

OKAY.

CERTAINLY.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, CHAIR? YES, I JUST HAD A QUESTION.

THE, UM, FOR THE EV CHARGING, I BELIEVE THAT THE CITY IS, YOUR MIC ON IT IS ON.

OKAY.

IS THAT BETTER? YEP.

EXCUSE ME.

UM, FOR THE EV CHARGING, I THINK THAT THE CITY OF AUSTIN ALREADY DOES SUBSIDIZE WITH A CHARGE POINT PROGRAM.

IT'S ABOUT $25 FOR SIX MONTHS, WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY A LOT LESS THAN FILLING IT UP WITH GASOLINE.

AND SO I DON'T KNOW IF THE AIRPORT PARTICIPATES USING THE CHARGEPOINT PROGRAM THAT THE CITY USES.

I'M

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CONFIRMING THAT WITH STAN.

YEAH, THAT'S, SO I GUESS MY POINT IS DON'T CHARGE FOR THAT.

YEAH, THANKS.

UM, I'M GONNA MOVE ON TO, OH, SO AMA AMANDA IS ONLINE.

SHE HAD SIGNED UP FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION, VIRTUALLY AMANDA IN JACKSON.

DO YOU HAVE HER TURN ON? I AM.

OH.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, GO AHEAD.

SORRY.

OKAY.

YES.

UM, MY NAME IS AMED CARD.

I AM A RESIDENT OF MCCAUL LANE.

UM, I LIVE A FEW HUNDRED FEET FROM THE AIRPORT WHERE THE TANK FARM ARE BEING BUILT.

UM, OF COURSE, EVERYTHING IS MOVING RAPIDLY WITHIN THE PAST 10 MONTHS.

UM, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE SEEN TRAFFIC INCREASE.

UM, NOISE HAS INCREASED WITHIN THESE PAST NINE MONTHS.

UM, THERE HAS BEEN LACK OF COMMUNICATION IS WHAT I FEEL.

UM, THERE ARE SUPPOSEDLY SUPPOSED TO BE A GREEN TEAM.

N NOTHING HAS BEEN, YOU KNOW, DONE THERE.

I MEAN, WHERE, WHERE'S THAT? NOBODY'S REACHED OUT TO US IN REGARDS TO THAT.

UM, THERE WAS A, UM, A SO-CALLED COMMUNITY MEETING THAT I WAS NOT VERY HAPPY WITH.

I FEEL LIKE IT WASN'T JUST FOR THE COMMUNITY, IT WAS MORE FOR THE INVESTORS OF THE AIRPORT.

UM, SO I WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THAT.

UM, I'M ALSO REQUESTING, UM, THAT WE GAIN THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE REQUESTED OVER SEVERAL MONTHS, EVEN PRIOR TO THE, UM, UH, GOING TO COUNSEL ON APRIL THE SEVENTH OF 2022 THAT WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED YET.

UM, WHEN WE DO RECEIVE INFORMATION, IT IS DELAYED.

SO WE DO NOT HAVE THAT INFORMATION IN A TIMELY MANNER TO BE ABLE TO ASK QUESTIONS.

I'M ALSO, I HAVE A LOT OF CONCERNS IN REGARDS TO, UM, WE'RE WANTING, UM, EQUIPMENT TO ASSESS AIR QUALITY AS WELL AS WATER QUALITY.

UM, I THINK YOU GUYS NEED TO, YOU KNOW, THINK ABOUT THAT.

UM, WE ARE VERY CONCERNED, UM, AND WE NEED, WE NEED ANSWERS.

WE WANT RESPONSES NOW.

UM, WE WANT ACTION TAKEN.

WE WANT SOMEBODY TO TAKE ACCOUNTABILITY, WHICH NOBODY'S TAKING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR.

THEY'RE PASSING IT ON TO THE NEXT NEIGHBOR AND DOING SOMETHING ELSE.

YOU GUYS ARE HAVING MEETINGS SAYING THAT, OH, THIS IS FOR OUR COMMUNITY, AND IT'S NOT FOR THE COMMUNITY.

YOU GUYS ARE HAVING IT FOR YOURSELVES.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND HAVE A GREAT DAY.

THANK YOU, AMANDA.

AND COMMISSIONERS.

WE'RE GONNA BE HERE IN ABOUT THE AIRPORT, UM, JET FUEL FARM IN JUST A MOMENT.

I WANT TO GO BACK

[1. Approve the minutes of the AAC regular meeting on January 11, 2023.]

TO, UH, APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES AND I'LL TAKE A, A MOTION, MOTION TO APPROVE.

OKAY.

UH, WENDY IS SECOND BEFORE I CALL A VOTE.

I'VE GOT SOME, SOME ADDENDUMS TO THAT.

UH, AMY? YES, SIR.

WAS ANDREW NICHOLS.

I DON'T RECALL THAT SHE PRESENTED IN THE PUBLIC COMMUNICATION LIFETIME.

SH SHE, SO THAT'S THE PERSON FROM WHOEVER'S DEFENSE THAT, UH, PRESENTED AT THE END OF THE MEETING.

OKAY.

BUT THAT COMES UNDER THAT.

OKAY.

YEAH.

COOL.

AND CHAIR, I ALSO, UM, WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE, THE AFFILIATION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLE THAT MAY PUBLIC COMMUNICATION, IF THEY HAVE A PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION.

IT BE NOTED IN THE FIVE MINUTES, PLEASE.

OKAY.

COULD YOU ADD THAT? YES, AMY.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, GOING

[5. Update to the AUS Airline Maintenance Staffing and Future Procurement of Baggage Handlin System On-Site Services presented by Brian Long, Deputy Chief Asset Management. (Part 1 of 2)]

TO STAFF BRIEFINGS.

NUMBER FIVE, WE TALKED ABOUT THE AIRPORT OPEN HOUSE.

COULD WE ADD THAT SUMMER NOTED THAT WE'RE GONNA HAVE APRIL AND OCTOBER INDUSTRY OPEN HOUSE HOUSES AS WELL.

UM, GOING TO ITEM

[9. Six Month Outlook for Journey with AUS Contracts presented by Somer Shindler, Chief Development Officer. (Part 1 of 2)]

NUMBER NINE WHERE WE, WHERE WE VOTED TO, UM, APPROVE THE NEGOTIATION EXECUTION OF THE CONTRACT WITH ES DESIGN.

I'D LIKE TO NOTE THAT STAFF, UH, NOTED THAT THE COMMUNICA COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCE WAS ASSESSED, AND THAT E IS DESIGN SCORED HIGHEST FOR THIS QUALIFICATION, AS WELL AS ON THE ENTIRE MATRIX.

JUST SO IT'S IN THE RECORD THAT WE ADDRESS THAT ISSUE.

AND ON

[10. Opportunity for AAC Recommendations to City of Austin FY 2023-24 Budget presented by Tracy Thompson Chief Officer- Administrative & External Affairs. (Part 1 of 2)]

ITEM NUMBER 10, UM, JUST TO NOTE THAT JUST LANE HAD EXPLAINED THAT THIS WAS FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE SY THE SENSORING SYSTEM, WHICH WE HAD REVIEWED, UM, A COUPLE MONTHS EARLIER.

UH, JEREMY AND WENDY, WILL YOU ALL ACCEPT THOSE MODIFICATIONS? YES.

OKAY.

SO THE FIRST AND THE SECOND STAND, UM, ALL IN FAVOR WITH THE MODIFICATIONS, PLEASE SAY AYE OR RAISE YOUR HAND.

AYE, SCOTT.

OKAY.

SCOTT'S ABSTAINING.

UH, VICKY, YOU HAVE TO SHOW.

OKAY.

VICKY'S GOT ALL RIGHT.

IT'S, UH, COMMISSIONER

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COMMISSIONERS ARE ALL IN FAVOR WITH SCOTT EPSTEIN.

UM, I'M GOING TO PULL

[FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS (Part 1 of 2)]

UP, AND MOSTLY THIS IS FOR INFORMATION.

UM, WE'LL ADDRESS IT AT THE END AS WELL.

NEW AGENDA ITEMS. I JUST WANT TO NOTE THAT, UM, BECAUSE WE MISSED THE, THE THREE DAY WINDOW TO PUBLICLY POST, WE WILL BE RECEIVING AN UPDATE ON THE SAT SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4TH INCURSION, UM, BETWEEN THE FEDEX AND THE SOUTHWEST AIRLINE FLIGHT.

AND THAT, UM, THE AIRPORT STAFF IS FOLLOWING THE F, AA AND, AND N NTSS B, UM, INVESTIGATION.

SO FOR CLARITY, WE'RE GONNA ADD THAT TO THE FEATURE AGENDA ITEM.

YES.

OKAY.

AND, AND WE, UH, PROMISE WE WOULD DO THAT AS, AS SOON AS THEY'RE SHARING THAT INFORMATION? WELL, NO, WE SAID WE'RE GONNA ADD IT TO THE AGENDA ITEM.

GOT IT.

AS AN AGENDA ITEM, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE THE REPORT, THE REPORT FAIR.

UM, NUMBER TWO, THAT WE ADD AN UPDATE ON THE SOUTH TERMINAL CONDEMNATION AND FEDERAL LAWSUIT.

OKAY.

AS AN ITEM.

OKAY.

UH, AND NOW IF WE,

[2. Discussion of Fuel Storage Facility Update Part 1 - Update regarding the Construction Progress for the Airport Fuel Facility presented by Mookie Patel, Chief Business and Finance Officer and David Smythe-Macaulay, AUS Project Manager.]

UM, CAN GET A SUMMARY FOR A DISCUSSION OF THE FUEL STORAGE FACILITY.

THIS IS, THE UPDATE'S GONNA BE IN TWO PARTS.

I ASK THAT THE MEMOS TO COUNSEL BE INCLUDED THIS TIME, BUT I'LL, I'LL, UM, REMIND THOSE, WATCHING THOSE IN THE ROOM AND THE COMMISSIONERS THAT THE ENVIRONMENTAL SECTION OF THE, UM, UPDATE WILL BE NEXT MONTH.

THIS MONTH IS LIMITED TO CONSTRUCTION, AND SUMMER IS LEADING THAT CONVERSATION.

MR. CHAIRMAN, I'M ACTUALLY GONNA LEAD THAT CONVERSATION.

OKAY.

AS A, AS A PROJECT SPONSOR, UM, WE'VE KIND OF A, A ADJUSTED THE WAY WE, UM, PRESENT PROJECTS, UM, AND BEING THE, THE SPONSOR OF THE, OF THE, UH, FUEL STORAGE PAR, UH, FACILITY ON BEHALF OF THE, UH, THE CONSORTIUM, I'LL, I'LL LEAVE THE, THE PRESENTATION AND THEN I'LL HAVE THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT AND THE PROJECT MANAGER TAKE IT FROM THERE.

BUT NO, WE DON'T HAVE YOUR PRESENTATION, DO WE? THAT WASN'T IN THE PACKET.

UM, THERE ARE COPIES HERE RIGHT AT THE TABLE.

I BELIEVE WE'RE UPDATED.

THERE SHOULD BE COPIES ON THE TABLE.

OKAY.

THAT WASN'T PART OF THE PACKET.

THAT WASN'T NO, IT WASN'T PART OF THE PACKET.

THERE WE GO.

AND WILL YOU BE SENT IN LATE? THAT CAME LATE AND IT WAS UPLOADED, SO IT SHOULD BE ON THE WEBSITE NOW.

OKAY.

AND IF YOU'LL SEND IT OUT TO EVERYONE, AMY.

OF COURSE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE HAVE MOKI.

YEP.

GOOD AFTERNOON COMMISSIONERS.

UH, FOR THE RECORD, MOKI PATEL.

I'M THE CHIEF OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE FOR AUSTIN BERGSTROM AIRPORT.

AND, UM, UH, IF WE CAN GO PROCEED TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

UM, JUST, JUST FOR BACKGROUND AND REFERENCE, UM, THIS PROJECT IS TECHNICALLY A LAND LEASE, AND IT IS A, UH, A PROJECT CONSTRUCTION THAT, THAT IS DONE BY A TENANT, UH, LIKE A THIRD PARTY DEVELOPMENT THAT HAPPENS ON THE AIRPORT.

UH, THIS ONE SPECIFICALLY IS A FUEL STORAGE FACILITY.

UM, IT'LL BE OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE DEVELOPER, WHICH IS A US FUEL LLC.

AND, AND THAT COMPRISES OF THE, UH, PRIMARY CARRIERS THAT OPERATE AT AUSTIN BERGSTROM.

THEY'VE CREATED, UH, AN LLC.

THIS IS VERY STANDARD ACROSS THE INDUSTRY.

UM, THEY DO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE, THEY FINANCE THE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS, UM, AND THEY HAVE LONG-TERM ARRANGEMENTS WITH ALL THE USERS OF THE FUEL FARM, UH, ON PROPERTY AND, AND DISTRIBUTE THOSE EXPENSES.

SO, UM, THE UPDATES TODAY ARE, UM, WE, WE OBVIOUSLY HAVE, UH, OS FUELS OR OS FUELS LLC MANAGING THEIR CONSTRUCTION OF THEIR INVESTMENT ON, ON THE PROPERTY.

BUT SIMULTANEOUSLY, THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT ON AIRPORT PROPERTY.

SO WE ALSO HAVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT THAT ARE OVERSIGHTING THIS PROJECT.

SO I HAVE DAVID, MIKE MCCAULEY HERE WITH ME TODAY THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE FOLLOWING THREE UPDATES.

AND THAT IS THE CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS UPDATE.

UH, WE'LL, HE'LL ALSO BE TALKING ABOUT, UH, A MUD RELEASE AND A RESTORATION, UM, THAT IS HAPPENING ON THE PROPERTY, AS WELL AS TOUCHING ON, UH, AN UPDATE ON THE DECORATIVE FENCE.

AND THEN, UH, WE'LL, WE'LL BE OBVIOUSLY DISCUSSING THAT A LITTLE BIT FURTHER GOING FORWARD.

SO, DAVID, THANK YOU, MOKI.

MY NAME'S, UH, DAVID SMITH MCCAULEY.

I'M A PROJECT MANAGER WITH, UH, THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT.

DAVID, CAN YOU BRING THE MICROPHONE CLOSER TO YOU? SURE.

THANK YOU.

CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME? UH, IT IS.

HELLO, TESS.

COMMISSIONERS ONLINE.

CAN YOU HEAR, CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, I CAN.

THIS IS VICKI .

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

VERY CLOSE THEN.

THANK YOU, DAVID.

OKAY.

GOOD AFTERNOON, MR. CHAIRMAN AND COMMISSIONERS.

UH, AGAIN, MY NAME FOR THE RECORD IS DAVID SMITH MCCAULEY.

I'M A PROJECT MANAGER WITH THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, UH, DIVISION.

UH, SO I'M HERE TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON THE, UH, CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS OF THE FUEL FARM.

CAN YOU PLEASE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE?

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NEXT SLIDE.

AND, UH, NEXT SLIDE.

AND WHAT YOU'RE SEEING HERE IS THE, UH, OVERALL SCHEDULE FOR THE PROJECT.

UH, WE STARTED, UH, IN APRIL 15TH OF LAST YEAR.

AND WE SHOULD HOPEFULLY BE FINISHED, UH, BY OCTOBER OF, UH, NEXT YEAR.

UH, IN THE MEANTIME, I'VE SORT OF PUT A, A FEW MILESTONES, UM, REGARDING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES.

UM, THE MUD RELEASED HAPPENED IN SEPTEMBER OF LAST YEAR, AND WE'RE HOPED TO HAVE THAT FULLY RESTORED, UH, SOMETIME NEXT MONTH, UH, IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR.

UH, THE FACILITY SHOULD BE IN OPERATIONS, UH, BY OCTOBER OF 2024.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO, AS I SAID BEFORE, UH, WE GAVE THEM NOTICE TO PROCEED IN APRIL 15TH.

AND THEY ACTUALLY STARTED WORK, UH, THREE DAYS LATER ON THE 18TH.

AND, UH, WORK THAT THEY'VE COMPLETED SO FAR, UH, THERE IS A FUEL TRANSFER LINE THAT GOES ACROSS THE AIRFIELD, AND THEY HAVE COMPLETED THE UNDERGROUND BOIN OF THOSE, UH, TWO LINES.

UH, AND NOW THEY'RE WORKING ON THE MIDDLE PART OF, UM, OF THE TWO LINES, WHICH IS JUST A OPEN CUT AND, UH, BERRY, UH, CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY OR OPERATION.

THEY'VE ALSO, UH, INSTALLED, UH, 10 INCH, UH, UNDERGROUND FUEL LINES WITHIN THE, UH, IN AND AROUND THE TANKS, UH, THAT, UH, TAKE FUEL FROM THE, UH, OFFLOADING RACKS OR THE TRUCKS, UH, INTO THE STORAGE TANKS.

UH, WE'VE ALSO COMPLETED, UH, THE FOUNDATIONS FOR TANKS ONE AND TWO, UH, OF ALL OF THE ELECTRICAL CONDUITS, UH, THE 12 INCH AND TWO INCH, UH, WATER LINES THAT ARE ON SITE.

AND, UH, UH, WE, FOR THE MUD RELEASE, WE INSTALLED, UM, SAFETY BARRIERS OR MEASURES, UH, TO PREVENT THE MUD FROM FLOWING DOWNSTREAM.

UH, WHAT CURRENTLY IS GOING ON ON THAT PROJECT IS THEY ARE COMPLETING THE TWO TANKS.

UH, IF YOU, THEY'RE VERY NOTICEABLE RIGHT NOW, AND THEY'RE PUTTING THE ROOF ON TOP OF THOSE TOOTH TOOTH TANKS.

THE FOUNDATIONS FOR THE EQUIPMENT AND, UH, SEVERAL SITE SMALL SITE BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED OR IN THE PROCESS OF BEING COMPLETED.

UH, THEY ARE, AS I BEFORE DIGGING AND INSTALLING THE LAST PORTION OF THE TWO TRANSFER LINES, WHICH ARE IN THE MIDDLE, UH, OF THE AIRFIELD BETWEEN THE RUNWAY AND, UH, TAXI H CHARLIE.

THE, UH, CURRENT ONGOING WORK IS, UH, ALL OF THE WATER AND WASTEWATER LINES ARE BEING BORED UNDERNEATH HIGHWAY, UH, 180 3 TO CONNECT TO THE, UH, CITY SERVICES.

AND, UH, THEY'RE IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING A CONTAINMENT POOL AROUND THE, UH, TANKS, WHICH IS A SAFETY MEASURE IN CASES, UH, ONE OF THE TANK RUPTURES THAT THE CONTAINMENT POOL WILL, UH, CAPTURE THAT UPCOMING WORK.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UPCOMING WORK.

UH, WE HAVE, UH, TO COMPLETE THE UNDERGROUND TRANSFER LINES.

UH, WE WILL BE COMPLETED IN THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO.

UM, WE ARE GONNA COMPLETE THE WASTEWATER AND WATER LINE TIE-INS, UH, COMPLETE ALL OF THE STORM WATER DRAINAGE SYSTEMS ON SITE.

CONTINUE, UH, THE FINISH OUT OF BUILDINGS, I MEAN, SORRY, THE, UM, OF TANKS ONE AND TWO AND, UH, CONTINUE BUILDING CONTAINMENT POOL AROUND THE TANKS.

UH, WE'VE ALSO STARTED FABRICATION OF, UH, ABOVE GROUND PIPING, WHICH ARE ALL OF THE PIPES THAT, UH, HOOK UP THE TANK TO THE PUMPS AND, AND OTHER, UH, TESTING AND CLEAN AND NON EQUIPMENT.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO, GOING INTO, UM, THE WAGES AND TRAINING AND SAFETY AND QUALITY COMPLIANCE PROGRESS, UH, SO FAR TO DATE, UM, WE'VE HAD, UH, UH, CITY OF AUSTIN, UM, FINANCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AND SPECIFICALLY THEIR PROCUREMENT PROGRAMS DIVISION, WHICH USED TO BE CALLED, UH, CAPITAL CONTRACTING OFFICE, UH, RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CITY'S, UM, UH, FOR THE CITY'S, UH, C I P OR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.

UH, AND THEY PROVIDE ALL OF THE CONTRACT AND PROCUREMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL AS WELL AS CONSTRUCTION SERVICES.

AND ALSO, UH, SEVERAL, UH, COMPLIANCE, AS I MENTIONED, WAGE COMPLIANCE AND TRAINING PROGRAM COMPLIANCE.

UH, PUBLIC WORKS IS ALSO INVOLVED.

THEIR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT DIVISION IS ONSITE DAILY INSPECTING THE, UH, ACTIVITIES

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FOR SAFETY AND QUALITY.

AND WE ALSO HAVE, UH, SMALL AND MINORITY BUSINESS RESOURCES DEPARTMENT THAT IS HELPING TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY COMPLY WITH, UH, MINORITY PARTICIPATION.

SO ONTO COMPLIANCE.

UH, THE PROCUREMENT PROGRAMS DIVISION, THE TRAINING PROGRAM IS IN COMPLIANCE.

THEY HAVE A SPECIALIZED TRAINING, UM, PROGRAM FOR, UH, FOUR OF THEIR STAFF MEMBERS, UH, THE WORKERS THAT ARE ON SITE, AND THEY ARE, UH, CONTINUE TO GET TRAINED IN DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF, UH, THE BUILDING.

UH, AS ONE THING TO MENTION, AND I'LL MENTION THIS, UH, ON THE SECOND SLIDE ALSO, UH, FUEL FARMS IS A VERY SPECIALIZED, UH, UM, UH, INDUSTRY AND, UH, CONSTRUCTION METHOD.

AND SO THIS CONTRACTOR IS VERY HEAVILY INVOLVED IN MAKING SURE THAT THE NEXT GENERATION THAT'S COMING THROUGH ARE GETTING TRAINED SO THAT THEY CAN CONTINUE TO BUILD AND, AND, UH, SERVICE THE INDUSTRY.

THE OTHER, UH, WAGE COMPLIANCE IS ALSO IN COMPLIANCE.

WE HAD A, UH, A WAGE AUDIT IN DECEMBER, AND THAT CAME BACK, UM, EVERYTHING WAS, UH, GREEN ON THAT.

AND THEY ALSO DO A MONTHLY SITE VISIT, UH, UNANNOUNCED.

AND THE LAST ONE HAPPENED IN JANUARY, AND EVERYTHING WENT OKAY.

UH, THEY INTERVIEW SEVERAL WORKERS AND MAKE SURE THEY'RE BEING PAID ACCORDINGLY TO THE JOB THAT THEY'RE, OR THE TITLE THAT THEY'RE WORKING AS, UH, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT DIVISION.

REGARDING SAFETY, WE'VE HAD, AS OF JANUARY, 105,000 HOURS, UH, WITHOUT NO RECORDABLE INCIDENTS, WHICH IS VERY GOOD QUALITY.

SO FAR, WE'VE HAD, UH, VERY MINIMAL INCIDENTS AND, UH, THOSE THINGS HAVE BEEN CORRECTED RIGHT AWAY.

ONTO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

FOR MINORITY PARTICIPATION, THE GOALS FOR THIS PROJECT, WHICH WERE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION GOALS, WERE SET AT 6.68%.

PARTICIPATION TO DATE IS AT 4.6%, WHICH INCLUDES BOTH DESIGN AND, UH, CONSTRUCTION.

AND, UH, ANTICIPATED PARTICIPATION AT THE END OF THIS JOB WILL BE AROUND FIVE POINT 10%.

AND AGAIN, UM, I WANTED TO POINT OUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THAT 6.68 AND FIVE IS BECAUSE, UM, OF THE SPECIALTY OF THE, UH, WORK THAT'S BEING DONE, THEIR MAJORITY OF THE WORK IS VERY SPECIALIZED, LIKE THE TRANSFER FUEL LINES, THE, UH, STORAGE TANK, AND ALL OF THE MACHINES AND PIPES THAT, UH, MAKE, UH, ALL OF THAT WORK A VERY SPECIALIZED, UH, TRADES.

AND IT'S, UM, VERY HARD TO FIND, UH, FOLKS THAT DO THAT, UH, NATIONWIDE, AND ESPECIALLY JUST IN TEXAS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE, UM, MUD RELEASE, UH, AND THE RESTORATION EFFORTS THAT, UH, ARE IN PROGRESS.

THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE TEAM MEMBERS.

UH, WE HAVE INVOLVED, OF COURSE, THE DEVELOPER, WHICH IS AOS FUEL LLC, AND THEIR DESIGN BUILD TEAM AND THEIR SUBCONTRACTORS.

AND THEY'RE RESPONSIBLE AT THE END OF THE DAY FOR RESTORATION OF THAT WETLAND.

UH, WE ALSO HAVE WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT, UH, WHICH HAS BEEN WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH US, UH, IN, IN COMING UP WITH THE, UM, WELL, NOT COMING UP, THAT'S A RESPONSIBILITY DEVELOPER, BUT APPROVING THE, UH, RESTORATION PLAN THAT THE DEVELOPER, UH, AND OUR TEAM HAVE WORKED OUT.

UM, THEY'RE ALSO RESPONSIBLE, UM, FOR, UM, SITE VISITS, INSPECTIONS, AND MAKING SURE ALL OF OUR, UH, EROSION CONTROLS AND OTHER MEASURES ARE IN PLACE.

WE ALSO, UH, HAVE THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, THE FAA, AND THE US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR AUTHORIZING THE, UH, RESTORATION AS THIS IS IN A WETLAND AREA.

AND FINALLY, OF COURSE, UH, THE AIRPORT STAFF, ENVIRONMENTAL AND IN AND, UM, WILDLIFE, UH, FOLKS ARE ALL INVOLVED IN MAKING SURE THAT THIS, UH, PROCEEDS PROPERLY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BACKGROUND, UH, THE ORIGINAL MUD RELEASE WAS ACCIDENTALLY HAPPENED IN, UH, SEPTEMBER 12TH OF LAST YEAR.

AND THE CAUSE WAS, AS THEY BORE, UH, WERE BORN UNDERNEATH THE, UH, RUNWAY, UM, THEY USE A WATER MUD LIQUID TO SORT OF LUBRICATE THE HOLE AND PULL THE PIPE THROUGH.

AND OF COURSE, PULLING THE PIPE CREATES A LOT OF PRESSURE.

AND THE WEAKEST POINT WAS RIGHT IN THE WETLAND AREA WHERE IT WAS WETTEST, AND SOME OF THAT MUD BUBBLED UP TO THE SURFACE AND, UH, CONTAMINATED THE WETLAND.

UH, IT COVERED ABOUT,

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UH, 0.02 ACRES OF THE, UH, WETLAND AREA.

AND IT, UH, AND AS I SAID, IT'S A MUD WATER MIXTURE.

IT DOESN'T CONTAIN, UM, ANY CHEMICALS THAT WOULD CAUSE ANY HARM TO, UM, TO THE WETLAND.

UH, AS A MATTER OF FACT, UH, THE GRASS, UH, HAS BEEN GOING THROUGH SOME OF THAT MUD, EVEN THOUGH IT'S HARDENED.

UM, THERE'S NO IMPACTS, UM, TO, TO PEOPLE OR THE ONION CREEK AND DEVELOPERS ALREADY PLACES, AS I SAID BEFORE, UH, PROTECTIVE BARRIERS, UH, TO MEDIATE ANY, UM, RUNOFF FROM, UH, UH, INTO THE REST OF THE, THE WETLAND, UH, IF THAT SHOULD OCCUR.

SO FAR, NONE OF, UM, THAT MUD HAS PRETTY MUCH DRIED UP AND STAYED IN PLACE, AND IT HASN'T MIGRATED ANY FURTHER.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND SO, JUST TO KIND OF GO OVER EXACTLY, UM, SOME OF THE EVENTS THAT HAPPENED AND, UM, WHAT'S BEEN DONE, UM, AFTER THE MUD RELEASE, UM, THE AIRPORT WAS NOTIFIED IMMEDIATELY.

UM, WE INSPECTED THE AREA WITH OUR WATERSHED PROTECTION, UM, INSPECTOR AND, UH, NOTIFIED, UH, F FAA AND THEN FOUND OUT THAT WE NEEDED TO GET THEIR AUTHORIZATION AS WELL AS THE US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS.

UH, WE RECEIVED THAT AUTHORIZATION AND, UH, DEVELOPED A RESTORATION PLAN, WHICH WAS FINALLY APPROVED BY THE WATERSHED PROTECTION DEPARTMENT, UH, SOMETIME IN DECEMBER.

AND, UM, WE HAVE BEEN PLACING UPDATES ON OUR WEBSITE, UM, PUBLIC INPUT, AND I PUT THE ADDRESS AT THE BOTTOM, UH, PUBLIC INPUT.COM/A S FUEL, IF YOU WANT FURTHER INFORMATION ON, ON THAT.

AND NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND THE, BASICALLY, UH, COMING UP WITH THE, UH, RESTORATION PLAN, IT BASICALLY COVERS, UH, PHYSICALLY REMOVING THE DRIED MUD FROM THE, UH, AREA, UM, HAULING THAT MUD OFFSITE AND, UH, PROPERLY DISPOSING OF IT, EXCAVATING THE SITE AND FILLING IN AND GRATE IN THE AFFECTED AREA BACK TO NORMAL.

AND THEN PLANTING AN APPROVED, UM, SEED MIX, UH, TO, UM, THAT WILL GERMINATE AND, AND GROW AND FILL IN THE WETLAND GAINED.

SO HOPEFULLY WITHIN A YEAR, UM, WE SHOULD, UH, UM, IT SHOULDN'T BE NOTICEABLE OF ANY, UH, RELEASE.

OKAY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND NEXT IS THE DECORATIVE SECURITY FENCE PROGRESS.

AND BASICALLY THE SCOPE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO REPLACE THE EXISTING SECURITY CHAIN LINK FENCE, WHICH WAS THE ORIGINAL, UM, AOA OR AIRFIELD, UH, SECURITY FENCE.

AND WE'LL BE REPLACING IT WITH A NEW, UH, DECORATIVE FENCE.

AND IT STILL NEEDS TO PROVIDE SECURITY AS IT'LL BE THE MAIN SECURITY FENCE, UH, INTO THE FUEL FARM FACILITY FROM, UM, FROM THE HIGHWAY 180 3 SIDE.

UH, THE SECOND, UM, MAJOR SCOPE IS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL LANDSCAPING AND HARDSCAPING ALONG THAT, UH, HIGHWAY 180 3 SIDE OF THE FUEL FARM FACILITY.

UH, AND THE FINAL ONE IS TO RESERVE TWO LOCATIONS FOR PUBLIC ART, UH, AT FUTURE TIME.

THE BUDGET FOR THIS WHOLE PROGRAM, WHICH INCLUDES DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, IS JUST A LITTLE BIT OVER $2 MILLION.

AND, UH, THE DELIVERY METHOD THAT WE'VE CHOSEN IN ORDER TO, UM, GET IT DONE IN, IN, IN APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF TIME, UM, WAS TO HAVE THE, UH, DEVELOPERS, UH, DESIGN BILL COMPANY, UH, DESIGN AND, AND INSTALL THE NEW, UH, DECORATIVE SECURITY FENCE.

AND ALSO WE'VE ASKED THEM TO HIRE A LOCAL, UH, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT TO HELP WITH THAT EFFORT.

AND NEXT SLIDE.

SO JUST KIND OF GOING OVER THE SCHEDULE AND WHERE WE ARE TODAY WITH THE FENCE PROJECT, WE'RE CURRENTLY, CURRENTLY IN THE FINAL, UM, STAGES OF, UM, NEGOTIATING THE AGREEMENT WITH THE DEVELOPER.

AND, UH, HOPEFULLY WE'LL HAVE THAT DONE, UM, BY MID-FEBRUARY, AND WE'LL GIVE THEM NOTICE TO PROCEED.

UM, PART OF THE PLAN, UH, IS TO ALSO HAVE TWO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS.

UH, THE FIRST ONE WILL BE A LISTENING SESSION WITH THE NEIGHBORS.

THE SECOND ONE WILL, WILL USE THAT INFORMATION FROM THE LISTENING SESSION, UH, TO COME UP WITH, UH, TWO OPTIONS FOR, UH, DESIGN OPTIONS.

AND THEN WE'LL

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MEET AGAIN WITH THE, UH, IN MAY WITH THE NEIGHBORS, UH, TO SELECT A PREFERRED, UH, OPTION OR A COMBINATION OF THE OPTIONS.

UH, ONCE THAT'S, UH, FINALIZED, UM, WE WILL COMPLETE THE DESIGN AND GO OUT FOR A PERMIT, UH, FOR PERMITS.

AND, UH, HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET THEM, UH, IN AUGUST.

AND THEN WE WILL START CONSTRUCTION IN OCTOBER AND HOPE TO FINISH IT, UH, AT THE END OF THE YEAR.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, WE ARE OPEN COMMISSIONERS.

I'LL OPEN UP QUESTIONS.

COMMISSIONER, UH, TODD FIRST.

THANK YOU.

NICE TO SEE YOU.

YOU TOO.

UM, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR, UM, FOR, UH, ABOUT THE LAND LEASE.

UH, JUST TO BACK US UP, I, I HELD MY QUESTION ALL THE WAY THROUGH YOUR PRESENTATION .

UM, WHAT THE EXISTING FUEL FACILITY, UM, IS THAT A GROUND LEASE WITH THE, THE SAME CONSORTIUM? IT IS, WHEN DOES, HOW, WHAT IS, WHAT IS THE SIZE OF IT AND WHEN, UM, HOW MANY ACRES IS IT ROUGHLY, AND WHAT IS THE LEASE TERM OF IT? AND THEN SAME FOR THIS PROPERTY AS WELL.

THAT'S A FANTASTIC QUESTION.

UM, WENDY, I'LL HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL AGREEMENT OF WHEN THE, THE BASE WAS CONVERTED BACK TO THE AIRPORT, AND WE AUTHORIZED THE LEASE OF THAT, UH, MILITARY TRANSFER OF THAT FACILITY TO OS FUELS.

AND THEN WHEN THE LEASE WAS EXTENDED FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS EACH TIME MM-HMM.

OS FUELS COMES BACK WITH A CAPITAL INVESTMENT.

UM, THERE'S A PROVISION THAT ALLOWS US TO EXTEND THE, THE TERM FURTHER.

UM, THIS IS A CRITICAL FACILITY AND A CRITICAL LAND LEASE.

SO IT, IT, IT, UM, IT HAS SOME VARIANCE TO THE PROCUREMENT LAWS OF A, OF A 40 YEAR LEASE BECAUSE IT'S, IT'S A SINGLE, UH, PURPOSE USE FACILITY.

UM, THE AMENDMENT THAT WAS DONE TO EXTEND THIS, THIS LA THIS ADDITIONAL LAND FOR THIS TWO, UH, TANK FACILITY, UM, HAS A NEW TERM.

BUT I, I'LL HAVE TO GO BACK AND, UH, SHARE THAT WITH YOU AT A LATER DATE.

THANK YOU.

THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

YEP.

SCOTT, DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION? YES, YES, SIR.

MR. CHAIRMAN, MY, MY QUESTION IS THE, UH, I NOTICED, UH, IN ONE OF THE SLIDES THAT, UH, YOU HAD ON, ON CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS, THAT THERE WAS A RATHER SUBSTANTIAL CRANE INVOLVED IN THE ERECTION OF THE TANK THAT WAS BEING PUT UP.

AND ALSO, I ALSO, UH, NOTED, UH, THE, UH, EFFORT THAT WENT IN TO, UH, TAKING CARE OF THE MUD RELIEF.

HAS ANY OF THESE PRO THESE ACTIONS HAD ANY, UH, IMPACT ON THE USE OF, UH, 18, UH, RIGHT THREE, UH, 36 LEFT, AND, AND, UH, MAYBE CLOSING 'EM OR SHUTTING 'EM DOWN FOR A WHILE? AND SCOTT, WHAT, WHAT ARE YOU REFERRING TO WHEN YOU SAY THOSE ? WELL, RUNWAYS, TAXI WAY ACT RUNWAYS SAFETY, THERE'S A, A SAFETY AREA THAT IT'S ON.

I KNOW, BUT FOR THE PEOPLE THAT DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU TALKED TO, I'M, I'M SORRY, BUT I'M, I'M JUST WONDERING WHETHER OR NOT THAT, THAT, THAT HAS, HAS, UH, AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THE, THE, UH, RUNWAY USAGE? I CAN DES I CAN SAY DEFINITIVELY, YES.

WE'VE HAD TO CLOSE THE RUNWAY, UM, SEVERAL TIMES, UH, IN ORDER TO, UH, ADVANCE CONSTRUCTION, UM, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE BOARD, UH, UNDERNEATH THE RUNWAY AND TAXIWAYS, WE HAD TO CLOSE THEM, UH, EACH, UM, IT TOOK ABOUT A NIGHT TO BOAR, UH, WELL, TO DRILL UNDERNEATH THE, UH, RUNWAY AND THEN ANOTHER NIGHT TO PULL THE PIPE THROUGH.

AND SO EACH OF THOSE, UM, HAD TO BE CLOSED.

THE RUNWAY HAD TO BE CLOSED, AND WE HAD TO DO THE SAME THING FOR THE TAXIWAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

THANK YOU, BAKARI.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I, I DID HAVE A QUESTION IN HEARING THE PRESENTATION, WHICH I REALLY APPRECIATE.

IT SEEMS LIKE WE'RE, WE'RE STILL SEEING SOME PROGRESS OR, OR SOME CHALLENGES IN, IN ENTERTAINING OUR MBE, UH, STANDARDS AND WHEN, AND YEAH, THIS IS UNFAMILIAR GROUND TO ME AS, AS FAR AS THE FIELD FIELD DEPOT, AND SO I APPRECIATE THAT, THAT IT'S HIGHLY TECHNICAL, BUT IT JUST SEEMS TO ME THAT SOME OF THE WORK, WHETHER IT BE, YOU KNOW, PIPE FITTING, TRENCHING, EVEN THE DESIGN BUILD OF THE DECORATIVE, YOU KNOW, 2 MILLION OFFENSE, IT SEEMS LIKE SOME OF THAT BUSINESS COULD BE, YOU KNOW, BROUGHT TO SUBCONTRACTORS THAT WOULD LEAD THAT STANDARD.

UM, BUT I'D, I'D LIKE TO HEAR MORE AS TO, TO, YOU KNOW, WHAT'S PREVENTING US FROM DOING SO? UM, THAT IS A REALLY GOOD QUESTION, AND I DON'T REALLY HAVE A, A DEFINITIVE ANSWER ON WHY, WHAT'S PREVENTING US FROM DOING SO.

I KNOW THAT DURING DESIGN, UM, BURNS AND MCDONALD, WHICH IS THE DESIGN BILL COMPANY,

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UH, SOLICITED, UM, 22, UM, UM, BIDS, AND THEY GOT BACK FOUR.

UM, AND THEY HIRED THOSE FOUR, UM, DURING CONSTRUCTION.

UM, WE HAVE ABOUT SIX, UH, SUBCONTRACTORS THAT ARE ON THE CONSTRUCTION SIDE.

UM, I DON'T HAVE THE NUMBERS OF, UH, HOW MANY THEY SOLICITED, BUT UM, I'M SURE YOU KNOW, IT ALSO HAPPENED, UH, DURING COVID TIME.

UM, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, IT'S A REALLY HIGHLY SPECIALIZED JOB, BUT MOST OF THE SIX ARE DOING THINGS THAT ARE NOT ON THAT SPECIALIZED, UH, SIDE OF THINGS.

SO, HEY, COMMISSIONER, UM, AND FOR THE RECORD, SUMMER SHINDLER CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, UM, DID YOU TURN ON YOUR MO? YEAH, SORRY.

OKAY.

UM, I DO AGREE WITH YOU THAT IT IS DISAPPOINTING NOT TO SEE US MEET OUR GOALS ON THIS.

UM, AND I, I THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN BRING UP TO OUR AIRLINE PARTNERS AND, AND THEIR DEVELOPER TO CHALLENGE THEM TO AT LEAST MEET THE GOAL.

UM, I WILL SAY, UM, WE ARE SEEING THESE CHALLENGES WITHIN THE AUSTIN AREA.

UM, IT'S ONE OF MY BIGGER CONCERNS GOING INTO THE LARGE EXPANSION PROGRAM, UM, ABOUT, UM, UH, THE, THE AVAILABILITY OF FIRMS AND TRADES HERE, UM, TO, TO MEET GOALS.

AND THAT WILL GO INTO A LARGER EFFORT OF WHAT WE NEED TO IN OUR OUTREACH AND, UM, STRATEGY PLAN, UM, TO DEVELOP THOSE FIRMS AND THAT WORKFORCE.

UM, SO WE'RE SEEING SOME OF THAT.

YOU'LL, WE ARE EVEN SEEING IT IN OUR OTHER PROJECTS OF NOT EVEN GETTING BIDS IN PLACE OR EVEN CAPABLE FIRMS THAT THEN CAN DELIVER.

AND WE'VE GONE THROUGH SEVERAL, UM, EVEN IN A PROJECT THAT RUSTIC WON'T GIVE AN UPDATE ON WHERE WE CAN'T GET A CO, UH, CONCRETE FIRMS HERE ON SITE AND HAVE GONE THROUGH MULTIPLE.

SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR REGION, UM, BUT IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE HAVE TO ACCEPT IT AS AN EXCUSE, UM, A US HAS TO BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION, UM, AND LONG TERM.

SO WE'LL CHALLENGE OUR PARTNERS TO, TO MEET, UM, BUT WE'LL ALSO HAVE TO WORK WITH THE, WITH THE REGION AND INDUSTRY, UM, WITH THE STRATEGY TO INCREASE AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

MACARI.

MACARI, I'M GONNA ADD ON THERE THAT, AND YOU'VE HEARD ME SAY THIS, UM, OUR SM B R OFFICE MEASURES THEIR SUCCESS ACCORDING TO THE POOL OF CANDIDATES THAT ARE QUALIFIED.

AND THAT LEAVES OUT AN IMPORTANT CHALLENGE, WHICH WE OUGHT TO BE MEASURING IT AGAINST MINORITY AND SMALL AND WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES THAT EXIST.

AND PART OF THEIR SUCCESS IS GETTING THEM ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAMS. SO THIS IS WHAT WE TALKED TO MR. CAMPOS ABOUT LAST TIME.

THIS IS WHY I'M PUSHING FOR PEOPLE FUND AND OTHER NONPROFITS THAT WORK WITH THESE SMALL BUSINESSES TO BE ENGAGED.

THEY DID THAT WITH THE GREAT ROADS PROGRAM, AND I'M HOPING TO SEE THEM DO IT WITH, BEFORE WE REALLY START OUR, YOU KNOW, WHETHER IT'S FOUR TO $6 BILLION EXPANSION.

UM, I'VE GOT A COUPLE, UH, ANYONE VIRTUAL? I HAVE A QUESTION.

OH, UH, JEREMY, I'M SORRY.

UH, THANK YOU, UH, CHAIR, UH, JEREMY HENDRICKS.

UH, COMMISSIONER, UH, I FIRST WANNA THANK YOU GUYS FOR THIS, UH, WAGES TRAINING, SAFETY QUALITY COMPLIANCE PROGRESS REPORT.

I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE ON EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING AT THE AIRPORT.

UM, OF COURSE, LAST MONTH WE HEARD FROM WORKERS' DEFENSE PROJECT AND THE STAFF ABOUT OUR COMPLIANCE WITH WAGE AND OTHER WORKER PROTECTIONS.

UM, AND WE LEARNED THAT THERE IS NOT INDEPENDENT ON-SITE MONITORING HERE.

SO I AM GLAD TO HEAR THAT THERE IS MONTHLY SITE VISITS THAT THEY'RE DOING WORKER INTERVIEWS, WHICH ARE A KEY PART OF ACTUALLY MAKING SURE THAT WHAT'S ON PAPER IS ACTUALLY BEING DONE IN THE FIELD.

UM, ONE OF THE THINGS I ALSO WANTED TO POINT OUT IS THAT IN THE SAME REGARD OF TRYING TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD, TO GET GOOD WORKERS TO RAISE WAGES AND WORKER CREATE SAFE WORKING CONDITIONS, ET CETERA, IS ALSO LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD FOR GOOD CONTRACTORS WHO IN THE PAST HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO BID ON GOVERNMENT WORK BECAUSE IT'S ALWAYS BEEN A RACE TO THE BOTTOM, WHAT'S THE LOWEST CONTRACT BID? AND SO NOW THAT WE ARE PAYING HIGHER WAGES, WE'RE EXPECTING HIGHER SAFETY STANDARDS, ET CETERA.

I THINK WE ALSO HAVE TO ENGAGE FIRMS THAT TRADITIONALLY SAID, I DON'T WANNA DO GOVERNMENT WORK BECAUSE IT'S A RACE TO THE BOTTOM, AND I PAY MORE.

I HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE.

I DO ALL THESE GREAT THINGS FOR MY WORKERS THAT OTHER FIRMS MAYBE DON'T DO IN TEXAS THAT HAS TRADITIONALLY GOT THAT GOVERNMENT WORK.

SO WE NEED TO WORK WITH THE BUILDING TRADES AND OTHER GROUPS OUT THERE TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE FIRMS KNOW THAT THEY CAN BE COMPETITIVE ON THESE PROJECTS NOW.

SO, AND THEN MY LAST QUESTION WAS, CAN YOU REMIND ME WHO THE GC IS ON THE TANK FARM? THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR? YEAH.

IT'S, UH, BURNS AND MCDONALD.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

YEAH, THEY'RE BOTH THE DESIGN AND CONS AND, UM, OKAY.

CONSTRUCT CONTRACTOR.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

THANK YOU, JEREMY.

UM, VICKI, JONATHAN, OR RAYMOND, ANYTHING? ALL RIGHT.

I'M GONNA, I'VE GOT TWO POINTS.

UM, THE

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WETLANDS, MUD ISSUE, YOU KNOW, HAPPENED THE DAY BEFORE OUR SEPTEMBER MEETING.

WE'VE NOW HAD FIVE MEETINGS.

I WISH THIS WOULD'VE BEEN BROUGHT FORWARD TO, UM, MAYBE NOT THAT NEXT SINCE IT HAPPENED ON THE, WHAT WAS IT, SEPTEMBER THE 12TH, AND WE HAD OUR MEETING SEPTEMBER 13TH, MAYBE IT COULDN'T HAVE BEEN, BUT I, I, IN THE INTEREST OF CITIZEN COMMUNICATION AND TRANSPARENCY, IT WOULD'VE BEEN GREAT TO HAVE IT BEFORE THE SIXTH MEETING AFTER THAT.

UM, AND I NOTICED, SO COUNSEL APPROVED SUBJECT TO THE SEVEN CONDITIONS, THIS ON APRIL THE SEVENTH.

LOOKS LIKE WE ISSUED THE NOTICE TO PROCEED ON APRIL 15TH, BUT, UM, SENT THE MEMO TO COUNSEL AND THE MAYOR ON MAY 12TH THAT DIDN'T INCLUDE SOME IMPORTANT, UM, CONDITIONS, UM, THAT WE DIDN'T COVER TILL JULY 7TH, UH, 27TH.

ALL THOSE THINGS HAVE SUBSEQUENTLY BEEN DOCUMENTED, AND SO I APPRECIATE THAT.

I'M JUST NOTING FOR THE RECORD THOSE, THOSE DATES.

UM, DAVID, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION, MKI.

ANYTHING ELSE ON THIS? UH, NOTHING ELSE.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

UH, YEAH, I, I GUESS THE QUESTION ABOUT MONITORING I THAT THERE IS MONITORING BY THE PROCUREMENT OFFICE OR SO AND SO AND SO, BUT I THINK THAT THE, WE'VE HAD PUBLIC COMMUNICATION FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD ABOUT AIR QUALITY AND WATER QUALITY MONITORING A BASELINE FOR THAT AND MOVING FORWARD.

AND I GUESS MY QUESTION IS, WILL THAT INFORMATION, UM, BE PUBLIC OR WILL IT HAVE, WILL IT HAVE TO GO THROUGH, UH, A REQUEST FOR, FOR, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES WE MAY REMEMBER WE AGREED TO MOVE THAT TO PHASE TWO.

OH, THAT'S RIGHT.

I'M SORRY.

THAT'S NEXT MONTH COURSE.

NEXT MONTH.

AND, AND I'LL JUST MAKE FOR THE RECORD THAT WE'RE HAVING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THAT, AN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, AND I KNOW THAT SUMMER IS CHECKING ON SOME OF THOSE QUESTIONS.

WE'LL EVEN BE EXPLORING BEFORE THE NEXT MEETING.

THAT'S CORRECT.

PARDON ME? THANK YOU.

OKAY.

NO, NO, OF COURSE.

THANK YOU.

UM, I'M

[4. Response for Public Information Request regarding Fuel Storage Facility presented by Tracy Thompson, Chief Officer- Administrative & External Affairs.]

GONNA MOVE US ON TO, THERE'S, UH, WE HAD HEARD MS. ICE TALK ABOUT THE THOUSANDS OF DOCUMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN REQUESTED AND, UH, MOST RECEIVED, I BELIEVE, UH, MIA ARE YOU MAKING? SO IF ANYONE IS WONDERING, UH, TRACY THOMPSON IS ONLY NOT HERE BECAUSE SHE LEFT A FEW HOURS AGO BECAUSE THERE, HER DAUGHTER IS IN LABOR TO HAVE HER SECOND GRANDCHILD.

SO WE'RE SENDING, UM, OUR BEST WISHES THERE.

MKI, ARE YOU GONNA ADDRESS THIS ISSUE? YEAH.

SO JUST A QUICK UPDATE, UM, AS, AS WE TALKED ABOUT LAST MONTH AND WE PUT, DID PUT IT ON THE AGENDA THIS MONTH, WE DID IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TEXAS PUBLIC, UH, INFORMATION ACT, UM, FOLLOW IN GOOD FAITH, ALL OF THE EFFORTS THAT ARE SET FORTH ON, ON THE 4,500 PAGES OF DOCUMENTATION THAT WERE REQUESTED.

UM, I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT OUR TEAMS WORKED EVEN THROUGH THE ICE STORMS. AND, UM, EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED.

UH, THEY'VE UPLOADED 96% OF THAT DOCUMENTATION.

THERE IS 5% THAT IS STILL, UH, REMAINING AND IT'S UNDER, UH, REVIEW WITH THE LAW DEPARTMENT.

UM, AND THEN SOON AS WE HAVE THAT UPDATE, WE WILL BE RELEASING THAT INFORMATION.

SO, UH, WE FOLLOWED, UM, THE, THE P I R PROCESS AS A CITY AS ESTABLISHED.

WE'VE GONE THROUGH AG RULINGS AND WE'VE, WE'VE, UH, WE'VE CONTINUED TO, UH, SUBMIT ALL OF THOSE.

I THINK LAURA DID MENTION THAT SHE HAS RECEIVED A GOOD MAJORITY OF THE INFORMATION.

SO I THINK WE'VE MADE GOOD PROGRESS.

I THINK TRACY HAS ALSO BEEN VERY COMMUNICATIVE OUTSIDE OF THE P I R PROCESS ON THE STATUS AND KEEPING, UH, THE CITIZENS INQUIRY, UM, VALID AND UPDATED WHILE WE WERE WORKING THROUGH THE, THE ICE STORMS. SO, UM, IF THERE'S ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, I'M HAPPY TO TAKE THOSE BACK.

WENDY? YES.

THANK YOU.

I GUESS MY QUESTION, I'M GLAD THAT, UM, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT IT WAS SAFE TO RELEASE THIS INFORMATION, SOME OF WHICH WAS PUBLIC AT ONE TIME.

AND I, I, I AM CONCERNED THAT SOME OF THE REQUESTS FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION, THAT THE IMMEDIATE RESPONSE IS, NO, NOT NOW.

NO, THANK YOU.

UNAVAILABLE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.

THAT'S THE FIRST RESPONSE.

AND THAT IN ALMOST EVERY CASE THAT I'M AWARE OF, OF, UM, LEGAL REPRESENTATION, UH, MEDIA, THEY HAVE TO FILE AN A AN APPEAL TO THE DECISION THAT THEY GET INITIALLY.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S THE AIRPORT OR THE CITY, BUT THE, THE FIRST IS LIKE, CAN YOU KNOW, CAN I STAY UP LATE? NO, YOU MAY NOT.

OKAY, WELL, I'M GONNA STUDY IF I STAY UP LATE.

OH, OKAY.

LET ME JUST CHECK.

SO THERE'S ALWAYS, IT SEEMS TO BE A PROCESS AND, UM, I'M COMPLETELY COMFORTABLE WITH YOU ALL PROTECTING INFORMATION THAT IS FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC.

BUT WHEN IT'S FOR THE INFORMATION OF THE PUBLIC, I THINK THAT I WOULD HOPE THAT IT WOULD BE MORE FORTHCOMING THAT YOU WOULD NOT HAVE HAD TO HAVE REVIEWED THESE

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DOCUMENTS DURING AN ICE STORM IF THE INITIAL RESPONSE WAS, WE'LL, CHECK ON THAT AND NOT GIVE YOU A DECISION OF NO, FIRST, WENDY, LET ME ADD TO THAT, BECAUSE I'VE BEEN HAVING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THIS.

SO I THINK THAT'S A REAL ISSUE WITH THE CITY.

I HADN'T SEEN IT BEFORE WITH THE AIRPORT.

UM, I KNOW THAT FROM TALKING TO TRACY, THAT THEY SUBMITTED THE REQUEST TO THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.

MM-HMM.

AND THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, UM, AND AMY, WE'RE GONNA BE FURTHER CONFIRMING THROUGH THE LETTERS, BUT, UM, PRETTY MUCH SAID ANY PICTURES OR DIAGRAMS SHOULD BE REDACTED TO PROTECT NATIONAL SECURITY.

UM, YOU KNOW, THAT'S PRETTY BROAD, AND, AND WE CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND WHY THE EXACT LOCATIONS OF PIPELINES OR OTHER CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE MAY, MAY NOT NEED TO BE RE RELEASED.

BUT, UM, I THINK WE'RE, I THINK WE'RE GETTING VERY BROAD, UH, RULINGS BACK FROM STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.

AND, UM, WE TALKED TODAY THAT WE'RE GONNA TAKE A, A BETTER LOOK AT THAT BECAUSE WE ARE OWNED BY THE CITIZENS OF AUSTIN.

AND WE DO HAVE, UH, UNLESS THERE REALLY IS A SECURITY ISSUE, WE SHOULD SHARE AS MUCH AS WE CAN INSTEAD OF RELYING ON THAT PARTICULAR, ON THAT PARTICULAR RULING THAT WILL GO BEYOND THE AIRPORT AND IT'LL WIND UP GETTING INVOLVED IN LEGAL.

BUT IT'S A CONVERSATION THAT, THAT I THINK WE SHOULD HELP OR THAT WE SHOULD ENCOURAGE, UM, TRANSPARENCY UNLESS THERE'S ANOTHER REASON.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? UM, HEARING AND NONE, I'M GONNA MOVE ON TO STEPH, UH, STAFF BRIEFINGS, UM, UPDATE FROM THE AIR, UM, AIRLINE MAINTENANCE STAFF, AND FUTURE PROCUREMENT.

BRIAN, MR. COMMISSIONER,

[8. Journey with AUS (AUS Capital Improvement Program) presented by Somer Shindler, Chief Development Officer.]

IF, IF IT'S OKAY WITH YOU, CAN WE, IF, IF WE CAN MOVE ITEM EIGHT TO THE BEGINNING OF THE BRIEFING.

SO ABOVE ITEM FIVE, ONE OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS DOES HAVE A OKAY.

SURE.

A, A SCHEDULE CHALLENGE.

OKAY.

THE JOURNEY, UM, IN THAT SUMMER.

YES.

UM, GOOD AFTERNOON.

UM, I'M HERE WITH, UH, RUSTIN TODAY.

UM, UM, HE IS OUR PM SUPERVISOR AND WE WILL BE GIVING UPDATES ON THE ACTIVE PROJECTS, UM, UM, TODAY.

SO RUSTIN, YOU WANNA WANNA TAKE IT? UM, YEAH, JUST TAKE YOURS AND MOVE ON AWAY.

AMY, I'M JUST GONNA REMIND YOU, CAN WE GET PAGE NUMBERS IN THE PACKET SO THAT I COULD, I CHANGED THE PACKET, UM, NUMBER FOR TODAY CAUSE THEY WERE DOWN THERE, BUT YEAH, THE BOTTOM ORDER COVER THEM UP, SO NO PROBLEM.